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Questionable opinions and pointless ramblings

This isn't so much a blog as a loose assembly of things that occured, failed to occur, or just occurred to me. Feel free to disagree with my opinions and question my facts - I make no claims to wisdom or erudition. Well, actually I lay claim to both, right up until - and usually after - I'm proved wrong.

Those looking for meaning, reason or enlightenment would be well advised to try Immanuel Kant, Thomas Paine or Gilbert O'Sullivan.

You think that's good, do you?

You think that's good, do you?

My last post ended with a piece of unforgiveable conceit: "I know it's good." Oh yeah? Well try reading it to your...
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Sleepless in the Santa Fe

Sleepless in the Santa Fe

Inspiration can be a real problem. There's just too much of it around. That's a real problem, because most authors find...
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Too Big for the Page

Too Big for the Page

The inexcusable hold-up on my forthcoming book releases isn't being helped by my having bitten off more than I can chew. And my...
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And so this is Christmas

And so this is Christmas

And so this is Christmas, and what have we done to it? Relax, I'm not going to go all born-again and honk-if-you-love-Jesus...
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Parting the Ways

Parting the Ways

One of many advantages of having a publisher as experienced as the redoubtable Peter Coleborn in your corner is that he knows what he's...
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6TR Writer's Special

6TR Writer's Special

This was another piece of fun for Hallowe'en. Misha Herwin and Jan Edwards, in addition to being talented writers, appear regularly...
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Back at the Gladstone

Back at the Gladstone

Saturday saw a fourth return to the annual reading café at Gladstone Pottery Museum. It's always a great event, and this...
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Meet the Rossmuirs

Meet the Rossmuirs

A couple of years back I wrote a short story about a Scottish family who, for reasons they don't understand themselves, failed to...
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Good Morning Hangzhou

Good Morning Hangzhou

There's been little opportunity to write much recently, courtesy of intrusion by the corporate world. That said, as I tap this out...
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Letters Home

Letters Home

Jan Edwards is a talented author who's entrusted me with editing her latest novel, Winter Downs. It's a pretty damn' good...
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